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Hammers never wanted to sell Green

September 4, 2011
By Harry Harris, Football Correspondent

West Ham United are shocked that an unauthorised agent might have been trying to move on England goalkeeper Robert Green on the cheap.

Robert Green
GettyImagesRobert Green: Sought-after goalkeeper

Reports in the UK media suggest that Green, would have been in Fabio Capello's current England squad but for an injured finger, was being touted to Premier League clubs ahead of the transfer window.

West Ham are adamant that this was not authorised by the club. A Hammers insider informed ESPNsoccernet: "It is simply not true to say we had any intention of trying to sell Robert Green, let alone on the cheap as it is being suggested.

"We want to keep Green We did not offer him out on loan or offer to sell him on the cheap."

The idea that Green was being touted to several clubs by an agent is at odds with the actions of the east London club, who offered Green a bumper new four-year contract to commit himself to West Ham long term.